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You're Invited: Speak out for health coverage expansion in NC!

March 19, 2015
Something big is happening in Raleigh on Tuesday—healthcare supporters from across the state will be coming together to speak out for health coverage expansion in North Carolina! We'll be joining with our state partners for the event and we hope you can come, too! NC lawmakers had the opportunity...
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Quick signature: Tell NC lawmakers to extend health coverage to uninsured North Carolinians!

May 26, 2015
Lives are on the line, but Governor McCrory and our state lawmakers are playing politics while time is running out for some North Carolinians. Tragically, it’s estimated that over 1,000 North Carolinians will die each year as a result of not having health insurance. Under the Affordable Care Act,...
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500K in NC left out of coverage in Medicaid reform?!

September 22, 2015
I’m baffled. Why do our NC legislators keep passing up an opportunity that would be a great win for our state? Multiple research reports show that extending Medicaid to low-income uninsured adults in North Carolina would be a win-win-win for the people, economy, and communities across our state...
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What determines YOUR happiness?

September 27, 2016
“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but your thoughts about it.” ― Eckhart Tolle , A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose Last week my teen son and I were getting along smashingly. He was affectionate, appreciative, communicative and practicing good self-care. But...
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Put On Some Music and Dance!

September 22, 2016
Dance is my bestfriend. Dance has not only taught me how to be patient with myself and my body, but it has also taught me how to be patient with others. Movement for me brings peace of mind and spirit. It helps me deal with situations without using words. I was introduced to dance at a very young...
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Beware of a sense of urgency

September 20, 2016
When I was thirty and working as a media relations director, my therapist — a wise soul who coached me on stress management and how to understand the connection between my thoughts and my mood- – stopped me dead in my tracks one day with the words, “Beware of a sense of urgency.” My initial...
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#MilitaryMonday: Helping Kids Get the Foods They Need To Grow Up Healthy and Strong

September 19, 2016
Important and small changes need to be made to TRICARE so all military kids can get the medical care and food they need!
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Why being out of balance can be a good thing

September 13, 2016
This week I’m observing my 14 year-old ninth grader attempt to navigate increased academic, sports, extracurricular and social demands (and doing all I can to stay hands-off) , and I’m reminded of a time in my late twenties when the idea of life balance was completely foreign to me. I was working...
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Important gains in household income, poverty rate, and health care coverage. Yet there is more to be done.

September 16, 2016
On Sept. 13, the U.S. Census Bureau released important new data on poverty, median household income, and the number of Americans covered by health insurance. Below is a statement by Deborah Weinstein , executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs , responding to the new data. The official...
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6 things to do when life feels tough

September 6, 2016
I was visiting with a dear friend this past weekend who shared she’s battling depression. “It comes and it goes. But when it returns, I often freeze and forget what helps me most; all my great self-care practices fly right out the window,” she said. I could relate. Recently I had a bomb dropped on...
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